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Man raped student in her home, court told

BY PAUL HIGGINS

A man has been accused of twice raping a student in her home.

A Belfast Crown Court jury of five men and seven woman heard claims that 22-year-old Brian Davey also stole his alleged victim's watch.

Davey, from Lineybrook Cottages in Bangor, denies two charges of rape, two of assault by penetration, a further count of sexual assault and an offence of theft on May 30 last year.

Opening the Crown case against Davey, prosecuting lawyer Rosemary Walsh told the jury they would hear allegations that the woman awoke to find Davey performing a sex act on her but that when she protested, "he moved up, pinned her by the arms" and allegedly raped her.

The pair initially met at a city centre bar a few weeks beforehand and Ms Walsh said that Davey was celebrating the end of his exams and began texting her in the early hours. This resulted in Davey getting a taxi to her house.

Davey claimed he had gone to the woman's house when she asked "would I come back to her house for sex".

The trial continues.

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